Alright, since, looking back at my old Book Review thread, most people don't really care about actual reviews for as unpopular a medium as books, or are unable to write them, let's try something a bit different.
Back then, a lot of people felt the urge to recommend books they liked, without actually doing the review part. "Here, read this" was pretty much all that was posted.
So this time, you're invited to recommend books you've read - but properly. Your recommendations should be as accessible yet informative as possible, hence I've collected a few rules, or guidelines, to help make that happen.
Please only recommend actual books, short stories or novella-length stories that have been published, one way or another. Do not recommend fanfictions. Ebooks are fine. Comics or Light Novels are not. Avoid recommending ongoing magazines, or specific issues thereof.
Your recommendation must be written in your own words. You are free to post a blurp of the book's contents, as found on the back of most books, the publisher's site, onlinestores or Goodreads.
However, it is your task to make the book appeal to readers of this thread. You have to tell them why people should read it, what's special about it, what feelings the story evokes and so on.
You do not need to write a full review!
Give people a taste and recommend them your reads.
Feel free to post a cover representing your book, if available. Please don't post unrelated images, and try to post only one for each book, unless you are recommending a specific copy, collector's edition or somesuch. Of course you can show the extras that come with those. Please consider linking those instead, though. No image-bombing!
Please also try to find the book (in english) on Goodreads.com, and link it in your posts.
Goodreads has a fairly large registry of books, and you can search for your book's ISBN, authors, titles, whatever details there are, really. Including this link in your post will make it easier for interested people to find the book, check reviews and ratings and, eventually, pick it up.
Try to avoid recommending the same few books multiple times!
If another user has already recommended your book, feel free to post a direct reply below his/her recommendation.
You can do this by clicking the post's date/time of posting. This will lead you to a page showing only that one post, and you'll be able to reply on that site. Trust me, it will be more pleasant to browse that way.
This also includes disagreements on the author's recommendation!
If you, for whatever reason, feel like you have a LOT and different things to say about the same book, however, you may still recommend what somebody else recommended before you.
I guess that's all for the time being. I hope those points are helpful enough, and this thread is getting some attention...